EU adds 7 people to sanction list over Crimea elections

The Council of the European is adding seven people to its sanctions list for organising local elections in Crimea illegally annexed by Russia in 2014.

“Through their involvement in the elections, these people actively supported actions and implemented policies which undermine or threaten the territorial integrity, sovereignty and independence of Ukraine,” the Council of the EU said in a press release.

Three of the sanctioned individuals are members of Sevastopol’s electoral commission for the Russian local elections in September 2019.Crimea’s so-called prime minister, chairman of Sevastopol’s so-called legislative assembly the city’s so-called acting governor were also placed under sanctions.

“EU unity and continuous solidarity with Ukraine is key, as Russia continues to undermine independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, ” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius tweeted on Wednesday.

Important decision to sanction individuals involved in organization of ‘local elections‘ in Russia‘s illegally annexed Crimea

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  1. Stephanie Stephanie Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    Russia “illegally annexed Crimea”? Who is rewriting history here?
    Didn’t the people of Crimea vote over 90% in a referendum, the most democratic expression of a peoples’ wishes, in 2014 to be returned to Russia after seeing what had been done to Russians in Odessa and elsewhere? Who is even mentioning the illegal, US sponsored, coup of a democratically elected, OSCE confirmed, president of Ukraine? Who then installed their puppet?
    If the people of Ukraine, in the last presidential election, voted in a Jewish comedian with no experience instead of returning the corrupt puppet, what does that say?
    What it says to me is that the European Council continues to be a good vassal of the US, Lithuania in particular.
    A reminder – Crimeans voted in referendums in 1991 and 1994, over 90%, to return to Russia of which they had been part. They were denied. The Baltics voted to leave the Soviet Union in 1991 and it was accepted. Double standard?
    May I also remind Lithuania that the horrors of the Soviet occupation would not have happened if the US president, Roosevelt, hadn’t “given” the Baltics and Poland to Stalin to secure his help fighting the Japanese in the Pacific. And the US is their “best friend”? Disconnect???

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